PASS North – White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) – 9/23/17

Last updated: September 25, 2017 at 8:53 am
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Derek Griffith and crew celebrate their win at White Mountain. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Derek Griffith held off fierce charges from Ben Rowe and Travis Benjamin to win the PASS 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

 

The Finish: 

1 12G Derek Griffith
2 7 Travis Benjamin
3 4 Ben Rowe
4 44 Trevor Sanborn
5 54 Johnny Clark
6 09 Jeremy Davis
7 1VT Scott Dragon
8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
9 90 Craig Weinstein
10 94 Garrett Hall
11 63 John Salemi
12 47 Kelly Moore
13 7L Glen Luce
14 01 Sammy Gooden
15 16me Travis Stearns
16 2qc Danny Poulin
17 77 Nick Reno
18 60 DJ Shaw
19 41 Tracy Gordon
20 88 Brandon Barker
21 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
22 35 Derek Ramstrom
23 0 Scott Luce
24 2 Nick Cusack

 

The Skinny: PASS’ two most accomplished racers — Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark — swapped the lead multiple times during the early stages of the 150-lap race. Derek Griffith charged from the 11th starting spot to take the lead from Rowe on a lap 70 restart and never relinquished the lead, despite strong challenges by Travis Benjamin and Ben Rowe during the final laps.

 

Winning Quote: “I’ve got to thank these guys I’m racing with because they could have raced me a whole lot dirtier than they did. We held on the best we could and came home with the win.” – Derek Griffith

 

Winning Crew Chief: Louie Mechalides

 

Winning Chassis: Lefthander

 

Winning Shocks: Penske

 

Winning Engine: Chevy Crate

 

On the Move: Scott Dragon started shotgun on the field in 24th and charged to a seventh-place finish, a gain of 17 spots.

 

Biggest LoserNick Cusack started sixth, but retired from the race early and finished 24th, a loss of 18 positions. 

 

Feature Notebook:

-Austin Teras prevailed in the 25-lap Legends Car feature.

-Four-cylinder veteran Jamie Heath won the battle of the Bandits.

-David Whittier won the Street Stock feature.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 4 Ben Rowe
2 54 Johnny Clark
3 47B Gabe Brown
4 41 Tracy Gordon
5 77 Nick Reno
6 2 Nick Cusack
7 44 Trevor Sanborn
8 63 John Salemi
9 90 Craig Weinstein
10 09 Jeremy Davis
11 12G Derek Griffith
12 60 DJ Shaw
13 35 Derek Ramstrom
14 7 Travis Benjamin
15 7L Glen Luce
16 94 Garrett Hall
17 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
18 88 Brandon Barker
19 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
20 2QC Danny Poulin
21 01 Sammy Gooden
22 16me Travis Stearns
23 0 Scott Luce
24 1vt Scott Dragon

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 12G Derek Griffith
2 47B Gabe Brown
3 35 Derek Ramstrom
4 2 Nick Cusack
5 63 John Salemi
6 94 Garrett Hall
7 27 Wayne Helliwell Jr.
8 16me Travis Stearns

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 4 Ben Rowe
2 41 Tracy Gordon
3 77 Nick Reno
4 7L Glen Luce
5 90 Craig Weinstein
6 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
7 2QC Danny Poulin
8 0 Scott Luce

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 54 Johnny Clark
2 60 DJ Shaw
3 7 Travis Benjamin
4 44 Trevor Sanborn
5 09 Jeremy Davis
6 88 Brandon Barker
7 01 Sammy Gooden
8 1VT Scott Dragon

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 12G Derek Griffith
2 2 Nick Cusack
3 47B Gabe Brown
4 35 Derek Ramstrom
5 16me Travis Stearns
6 63 John Salemi
7 94 Garrett Hall
8 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.

 

Heat 2

1 77 Nick Reno
2 90 Craig Weinstein
3 4 Ben Rowe
4 41 Tracy Gordon
5 2QC Danny Poulin
6 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
7 0 Scott Luce
8 7L Glen Luce

 

Heat 3

1 09 Jeremy Davis
2 60 DJ Shaw
3 54 Johnny Clark
4 88 Brandon Barker
5 7 Travis Benjamin
6 01 Sammy Gooden
7 44 Trevor Sanborn
8 1VT Scott Dragon

 

Car Count: 24 PASS North Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

0 Scott Luce
01 Sammy Gooden
1VT Scott Dragon
2 Danny Poulin
2QC Danny Poulin
4 Ben Rowe
7 Travis Benjamin
7L Glen Luce
09 Jeremy Davis
12G Derek Griffith
16me Travis Stearns
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
35 Derek Ramstrom
41 Tracy Gordon
44 Trevor Sanborn
47B Gabe Brown
54 Johnny Clark
60 DJ Shaw
63 John Salemi
77 Nick Reno
88 Brandon Barker
90 Craig Weinstein
94 Garrett Hall

 

Qualifying Format: There will be three qualifying heats to set the field for tonight’s race.

 

Event Schedule: Racing begins at 6 p.m. ET with PASS North Super Late Model heat races. Legends, Bandits, Street Stocks and PASS Mods will all be in action prior to the 150-lap main event for the Super Late Models to end the night.

 

Who to Watch For: DJ Shaw still has a chance at defending his championship and it would only seem right to see him narrow the gap at his home track of White Mountain.  If you want more of a surprise pick, keep an eye on Derek Ramstrom, who will be looking for his second PASS win of the year.

 

Title Fight: Travis Benjamin leads Glen Luce by just two points entering PASS North’s penultimate race of the 2017 season.

 

The Track: White Mountain Motorsports Park is a high-banked, quarter-mile oval located in North Woodstock, NH.

 

Weather: It’s a great night for racing in the White Mountains with temperatures in the low 70s.

 

Next Series Race: The Pro All Stars Series North will end their season on Saturday, October 14 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 

Speed Central: PASS North 150 at White Mountain (NH)